Foothills Astronomical Society star viewing program Jan. 21

Published 4:47 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On Saturday, Jan. 21 beginning at sunset (about 5:30 p.m.), the Foothills Astronomical Society will sponsor a program at FENCE on Hunting Country Road to view stars, planets and a variety of other celestial objects.

A 13-inch Dobson mount telescope will be set up for everyone to use to observe the Pleides star cluster and the Orion nebula, as well as many other sights.

The astronomers will discuss both the science and the mythology of the universe and beyond.

Come when you can and stay as long as you like. Park behind the FENCE main building and walk to the top of the hill. The program will be canceled in the event of rain or cloud cover.

Bundle up and bring your children, your binoculars and your questions. For more information, contact Jessie Willard at 864-457-2615.

– article submitted by Barbara Clegg